New Agenda 81 is out!

Read what Greenpeace Africa thinks South Africa should pledge. And talking of pledges...as you read this, and more, in the latest issue of New Agenda: South African Journal of Social and Economic Policy (attached) we have a favour to ask of you, our reader. New Agenda needs your support. For 25 years we have published New Agenda to provide you with... Continue Reading →

We celebrate Woman’s Day

IFAA marks Women’s Day with the first episode in our series of podcasts ’Pan African Sojourners’. In this episode we interview Nonhle  Mbuthuma of the Amadiba Crisis Committee in Xolobeni, Eastern Cape. She explains how the community has been fighting the coercive imposition of extractivist projects in their ancestral lands. Listen to it on Spotify ... Continue Reading →

Forum: What is happening in Ethiopia? Ethnicity, Nationalism and the Crises of Society and State in Africa

What is happening in Ethiopia? Ethnicity, Nationalism and the Crises of Society and State in Africa Jointly organised by the Socialist Students and Workers Network (SSWN), International Socialist Organisation Ghana (ISO Gh) and the Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA) In the early 1990s, a wave of democratisation ended dictatorships and led to transitions to electoral... Continue Reading →

IFAA Public Forum: The African Continental Free Trade Area: Labour, Gender and Economic Justice

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), if successfully implemented, holds the prospect of lifting 30 million Africans out of extreme poverty and boosting the continent’s income by $450 billion by 2035, amongst many other touted benefits.  There is a clear global consensus that creating a single, continent-wide market for goods and services, business and... Continue Reading →

IFAA Public Forum: Youth Unemployment

The Institute for African Alternatives will mark Youth Day by inviting you to attend a public discussion on the critical challenge of Youth Unemployment on Tuesday 15th June 2021 at 3pm. Youth Unemployment is one of South Africa’s most formidable challenges and now even more exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite massive government investment in... Continue Reading →

IFAA pays tribute to Professor Vishnu Padayachee

“…[W]e will miss your boundless energy, your strength, your wisdom, your uncompromising intellectual incisiveness in the interests of the fundamental social transformation of our country; in the interests of the masses and not an elite.” These are the words of world-renowned economist and  intellectual, Professor Vishnu Padayachee, who passed away on 29 May 2021. He... Continue Reading →

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